Awesome LibGuides Customization – With a Twist!

There are three things you should know about Oregon State University. First, their mascot is Benny the Beaver. Second, OSU has more majors and minors than any other University in the state of Oregon – impressive! Third, they are the newest members of the LibGuides Community, with one of the nicest LibGuides customizations to boot.

The Twist in the story is that OSU’s Libguides content actually came from their legacy Library a la Carte installation which we helped them migrate into LibGuides – without any loss of content or disruptions. We developed migration scripts to import OSU’s existing Library a la Carte content into their shiny new LibGuides system, all without missing a beat.

OSU LibGuide

Once the migration was complete, Librarians and LibGuides Admins did an amazing job prettying things up and customizing the look and feel of their LibGuides system.

The end-result? Tons of useful content that OSU community will benefit from, wrapped up in a sweet look and made available on the most popular library CMS platforms in the world. Now, OSU librarians can share content, ideas, best practices, and collaborate with thousands of other institutions and librarians in the LibGuides Community.

Check out these great examples of OSU’s new LibGuides:

We chatted with our new friends at OSU, Trey Terrell, Evviva Weinraub and Hannah Gascho Rempel, about their experience!

OSU Libraries has long been a proponent of using a content management system to create instructional content from course guides to tutorials. We began with our own open source Library a la Carte, which served us well for many years. But when it was time for a transition to something new, LibGuides were the obvious choice.

So if you’re contemplating a change, know that Springshare already has a plan and scripts in place to easily migrate your Library a la Carte content over. Contact us and we’ll help you make it happen!

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